She’s just calling it as she sees it. Jane Fonda is letting everyone know in the entertainment industry that it’s about time Hollywood saw some more diversity. The actress made her comments during her Cecil B. DeMille Award speech. Here’s what you need to know.
The 83-year-old activist called for greater diversity in Hollywood and praised how storytelling can change perspectives around the world during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards. She was one of the few honorees to accept a Globe in person in Beverly Hills.
Jane Fonda Wants To See More Diversity In Hollywood
Jane Fonda said, “We are a community of storytellers, aren’t we, and in turbulent, crisis-torn times like these, story-telling has always been essential.”
She said stories let us “have empathy, to recognize that for all our diversity we are all humans.”
The 83-year-old actress said there’s another “story we’ve been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry, about which voices we respect and elevate and which we tune out, who is offered a seat at the table and who is kept out of the rooms where decisions are made.”
Her acceptance speech earned applause from Viola Davis, Glenn Close and Andra Day, who won best actress for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
As many fans already know, Jane Fonda is a member of one of America’s most distinguished acting families. She is the daughter of Oscar winner Henry Fonda, who died in 1982, and sister of Peter Fonda, who died in 2019.
“He would be very proud of me,” she said backstage about her father. “I feel that he is here. I feel his spirit.”
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